Analysis

How Does Chazz Surratt Fit In Minnesota?

Going into the draft, I spoke at length on Mock Draft Monday about linebacker being a sneaky need for this team. After this season, you only have Eric Kendricks as a guy you can trust to be a 3 down player. While there is no true way to replace Anthony Barr, the future at SAM…

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Is Wyatt Davis Worth The Hype?

Since Steve Hutchinson left the team after the 2011 season, the Vikings have been looking for a truly great interior guard. Over the course of their history, the purple and gold have had their fair share of great interior players. From Ed White to Randall McDaniel to David Dixon, there have been some really good…

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Kellen Mond: Vikings Savior?

Throughout my entire life, the Minnesota Vikings have only taken getting a franchise quarterback seriously once. In 1999, Dennis Green traded QB Brad Johnson to Washington for a 1st and 3rd round pick in 1999 and a 2nd round pick in 2000. He used that first-round pick to take Daunte Culpepper. While his tenure wasn’t…

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SKOL Search: Best Remaining Players

With the first round finally behind us, there are still a lot of talented players left on the board. Like every other year, there are always a few top players that find their way to round two for one reason or another. Because of that, there are steals that can be had at the top…

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SKOL Search: Tyler’s Final Mock Draft

After a long few months of grinding film, the end is finally near. All the smokescreens and rumors aside, there is still a lot of fun that can be had leading into the long weekend. After the first two selections, there still lies a lot of mystery. Who will everyone select? How quickly will the…

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SKOL Search: Tyler’s Final Big Board

One of the best things about the draft process is compiling your big board and seeing where everyone stacks on it. I construct my big board through every player watched and prevent myself from having a nightmare of a time compiling it. This year, I was only able to get final grades for 92 players…

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SKOL Search: Vikings Draft Tendencies

When trying to make predictions on the directions that a team will go in the NFL draft, context is always key. More often than not, that context is determined by team needs and what the strengths of the board are in a given year. When you break down the specifics of a GM or organization…

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SKOL Search: Forno’s My Guys

Throughout the process of evaluating players, there are always a few that stand out to you one way or another.  Whether it be the traits, playstyle, or moxie they exhibit on the field, there are numerous ways for a prospect to find their way into your heart. During this process, I had a lot of guys…

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SKOL Search: NFL Draft Mailbag

With the NFL Draft just 10 days away, there are still a lot of questions that have yet to be answered. Who trades up, down and those willing to make a big splash feel relatively certain, but there is always one team or player that shocks us come day one. With that in mind, I…

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SKOL Search: Outside The Box First Round Targets

With the draft rapidly approaching, the Minnesota Vikings have been mocked the same positions and players over and over again and with good reason. The needs on this team are blatantly obvious. Offensive line, edge rusher opposite Danielle Hunter, and safety are all positions that are mutually agreed upon that the Vikings need the most,…

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